DuQuoin: Craig Goess preview

Craig Goess and the No. 81 Greenville Toyota of N.C. Eddie Sharp Racing Toyota return to dirt track at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Goess assumed the ARCA Racing Series points lead after his pole win and fifth-place finish at Chicagoland ...

Craig Goess and the No. 81 Greenville Toyota of N.C. Eddie Sharp Racing Toyota return to dirt track at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Goess assumed the ARCA Racing Series points lead after his pole win and fifth-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway.

Du Quoin History: Goess only has one career start at Du Quoin. In the 2009 season, Goess competed in the No. 81 and hit a streak of bad luck when he could not avoid a wreck in front of him in the first five laps of the race. Goess finished 34th.

Leader of the Pack: Goess reclaimed the ARCA Racing Series point leader after his pole victory, laps led and fifth place finish at Chicago. He leads Frank Kimmel in second place by five points, Patrick Sheltra in third place by 10 points and Tom Hessert in fourth place by 25 points. With five races to go, Goess looks to continue his consistency in his trek to the championship.

Goess on running at Kentucky Speedway

"We overcame a lot of adversity at Chicagoland after having to pit early and often because of leaking oil. Dirt tracks historically have not been my forte, but our finish at Springfield proved that we are working hard to get to where we need to be on the dirt. I'm looking forward to the last five races of the season, and I think that the No. 81 Greenville Toyota of N.C. team is ready to compete until the end."

-source: esr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Frank Kimmel , Tom Hessert , Patrick Sheltra , Craig Goess